3 Things You Can Do For Recovery Everyday.

3 Things to Boost your recovery

What have you done today to help your recovery?

There are many things you can do to sky-rocket your recovery on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter how small it is, or how insignificant it might feel; Every little helps.

Some things you can do to help yourself each day;

  1. Taking a shower/bath.
  2. Having a comforting morning routine.
  3. Eating.
  4. Hydrating.
  5. Light exercise.
  6. Reading a good book.
  7. Watching your favourite TV show. (I’m writing this on Friday so Ru-Paul is a must!)
  8. Spending time with loved ones.

It’s so important to show gratitude for not only the things and people around us, but also for ourselves. While recovering we do so much to help ourselves each day and without stopping to acknowledge this, these little moments can go unnoticed.


What 3 things have I done to help my recovery today?

# 1; My Morning;

Spending time with mum, taking a nice shower, styling my curls, and helping mum with some housework.

I slept in for longer than usual today. Although it’s nice to get up early and to feel the silence of the still sleeping world around me, sometimes I’m just too tired; and that’s completely fine!

I’ve traveled between my own home and my parents, making frequent stops to the hospital to visit my grandmother and also taking time with my other grandparents. At various times in the week, I’ve also been to attending my own appointments to aid my recovery and physical revival. This all accumulates in my body and mind, eventually exhausting me.

It’s normal to be a little tired, but for someone recovering from an eating disorder, the exhaustion manages to go that extra mile.

I had a coffee with my mother, made some toast with light cream cheese and watched a traveling biker visiting beautiful places across Europe. My mother’s taste in TV, not mine.ย After a while, I opted to put on the emersion heater and take a shower. (If you’re from an Irish household you will know the dangers of the emersion, and perhaps you might feel some pang of fear at the very name).

Overall, my morning was both relaxing and filled with good deeds for others.

#2; Good Coffee;

Making coffee for mum and I and having the time to enjoy it together.ย 

I admit I’ve better coffee at home, but that being said just the act of making coffee for us this morning, and having the opportunity to have five minutes together was comfortable. It was familiar and made me feel like a teenager again but without the hostility. It’s nice to be able to revisit the good feelings of being a child and living at home, as opposed to the nasty which often lurks in the depths of my mind.

It was only Tesco coffee. Not gourmet, coffee machine, americanos. But it was lovely, homely and surprisingly tasty compared to other own brands.

#3; Yoga;

Taking time to do a quick session for my back and shoulders. 

I’ve been very bad at this lately just because there has been an awful lot happening in my household. I have been in my own home a lot, and have instead had to make do with being in my parental home. There isn’t a lot of room for silence or a quick yoga session, and any time I have tried I’ve been interrupted.

That being said I managed a quick session this morning. My back and shoulders certainly thanked me for it afterward!


What else did I do?

  • I tried my hardest to stick to my meal plan despite differences, and time changes.
  • I cut down on my coffee (which I have been relying on lately) and drank some water.
  • I took a drive to clear my head.
  • I connected with friends when I felt rough.

What 3 key things have you done to help yourself in your recovery today?

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38 thoughts on “3 Things You Can Do For Recovery Everyday.

  1. I love your morning and yes doing something nice for other people so often helps us to feel better about ourselves! Well done for getting back to yoga practice and getting some feel good stretching in ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m not Irish (well, 1/8th if that counts) but I well know the immersion fears! Ours is in my bedroom and sometimes the sounds it makes I think it’s going to explode :-O

    Three things today;
    1) I fixed myself a scrummy breakfast (5 a day chicken omelette)
    2) I went outside for a walk even though I’m feeling wobbly and hide inside bc the bank holiday is messing with my routine
    3) I had a chat with a friend about being wobbly and not sure why and figured out what it was making me feel all wibbly wobbly and now I feel a little better because I understand what set off the mood change for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wishing you peace dear Nyxie xxx

    1. Thank you for sharing your three things with me! It’s so good to chat with friends, and often they can be the scaffolding that prevents us from falling when we do feel wobbly!

  2. One thing that helps me a lot is exercise, eating right, and spending time with my loved ones. I also enjoy a change of pace, such as going to a particular store or going out to eat every so often. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Good job on your recovery!
    I’m sure your mom loved seeing some housework done when she got back. It’s always nice when someone does that for you.

  4. Itโ€™s crazy how something as simple as taking a shower does such a difference! Even though itโ€™s the last thing in my mind when Iโ€™m having a crappy day, I feel renewed after! Great tips!

  5. Sounds like a lovely morning! I really want to do more yoga, when I get the time! My life is seeming very packed at the moment.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Alyssa
    THESACREDSPACEAP.COM

    1. People say there is always time for yoga, but honestly, there sometimes isn’t. There isn’t the space or the silence in our day for it, and so we’re left grasping for that time, and feeling guilty when we don’t get it.

      Thank you for stopping by.

  6. I love this and sometimes we are so busy that we donโ€™t get to enjoy these things in the morning itโ€™s a rush when Iโ€™m taking a shower at night itโ€™s like a relaxing moment , clarity and girl goooood coffee I live for. My favorite is sitting down and just watching my favorite shows I feel a sense of peace sometimes my boyfriend tries to talk through them and Iโ€™m like uh nope not now lol I just need this time to relax Iโ€™ll be with you in an hour lol

  7. Great post and great job!! I’ve always wanted to try some yoga. My mother swears by it!

    Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Oh hey, I just wrote about my self-care tricks, as well (I have G.A.D. and panic attacks). I love finding ways to reflect inwardly and one of my more ‘out there’ methods are tarot cards! I love creating the ritual of cleaning my space with palo santo or sage, making myself present, and reading the cards; while some think it’s magic, it’s really just a great way to self reflect.

  9. Hey this great read Iโ€™m off out today on a project Iโ€™m involved in itโ€™s going to be awesome out there

  10. I’m not in recovery for anything but a lot of these things can applied to your every day self care too. I think I do at least 3 things every day to aid my self care and mental health! I do Yoga every day, mostly twice a day, drink enough water and always take time to watch something and relax!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

    1. I love yoga, as you know, but lately, I haven’t been able to muster the energy to take it to the mat on a daily basis. Before all of this illness started rearing its head in my family I was getting pretty good at it, now it’s just a bit of a struggle. But I understand that it would help if I could just will myself.

      Anyway, thank you for stopping by Jenny. Your support is so important to me. x

  11. Nice post, Chloe! I always appreciate and am inspired by your openness and vulnerability. It draws people to you. I also think you make a good point that we often don’t take the time to fully appreciate the kindnesses we show ourselves. Good luck and all the best in your recovery!

    Roger

  12. There is something magical about a good cup of coffee or tea – it has the ability to help me calm, relax and center myself, releasing any negativity I may be holding onto and preparing me for what’s to come. All that in a nice warm beverage ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

  13. There really is something magical about taking a good, hot shower. Yesterday was not a good day for me and I felt my balance was all our of whack. I took and shower and meditated. When I was done showering I felt like a weight had lifted off my shoulders and I was instantly rejuvenated and refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day.

    Thanks for you honesty! I wish you much success on your road to recovery. Sending love and positive vibes your way

    โ™ฅJackie
    jackieofalltradesblog.com

  14. It sounds like you had a lovely morning with your mum, such lovely memories to cherish, even if it is as simple as having a coffee together, it’s a lovely moment. Sounds like you’re doing really well, loved hearing about your 3 recovery steps. I feel like I need to look after myself a bit more, I’m feeling pretty exhausted today and all I want to do is lie in a dark room in my bed! But being positive, 3 things today that have been a positive experience for me..

    1. I cooked a lovely veggie burger and made a salad to go with it, and I sat with my boyfriend and we are together.
    2. Finishing work early was pretty rewarding, and I’d say the walk home was really peaceful. Because I finished early, hardly any other commuters were about so I just looked at my surroundings as I walked.
    3. It’s not happened yet.. but I’m thinking about having a bit of ice cream, a lovely cup of tea, and reading blog posts to end my evening with because I really want to enjoy my own company tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great post!

    Chloe xx

    1. Thank you for stopping by Chloe. It was lovely but short-lived as Mum needed to go out to my grandparent’s house to help out there. We’re all trying to hold each other together at the moment due to the circumstances.

      I hope you had your ice cream, tea and managed to read some blogs!

      Thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. During my recovery I became closer to my mum. We weren’t so close before but we have been through hell and back. I was severely depressed and became unhealthily thin (even for someone of an oriental ethnicity). Meal plans are difficult to stick to if you’re out and about but PLEASE PLEASE stick to it. Just think of all the fun and freeing things you’ll be able to do when you’re weight restored. Don’t be scared; be excited about a more liberating future! Wishing you wellโ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ

    Mayanirvana.co.uk

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m trying so hard to stick to my meal plan despite all the stressors in my life right now, however it is very difficult, as I’m sure you know. I am 4 months into recovery and have recently relapsed into destructive behaviors, namely restricting, but I am trying so hard to pull it back.

      Again thank you so much for your support.

      – Nyxie

  16. I love that there are a lot of positive things to help with recovery. Some may be little things but they make a big difference. It is so nice to curl your own hair! I need to get on that game, hehe. I like that you enjoy some coffee in the morning with your mother. Oooh, morning yoga is the best! Sending you lots of love to continue in this journey!

    Nancy โ™ฅ exquisitely.me

  17. I love this post every time I read it, because every time is a new day and a new 3 things towards recovery;
    1) prepping food/snacks for the week ahead
    2) having a bath with some fancy bath salts
    3) walking in the countryside and enjoying the solitude and the sunshine
    4) settling into the yoga practice that I was unable to complete yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep on shining dear Nyxie <3 And keep remembering the little things towards recovery (as important as remembering gratitude each evening)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing pet ๐Ÿ™‚
      Every day does bring something different. Today I had coffee with my grandmother (God love her, she doesn’t know what to do at the moment), I managed to revamp an old post and I cuddled my cat!
      Always a pleasure to see you stop by ๐Ÿ˜€

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  19. Thank you for all of the awareness you’re bringing to mental illness. I hope those struggling can read your blog and find hope and a kindred spirit.

  20. Having coffee with my kids, whether at home or the coffee shop, is one of our favorite things to do. Great healing power for all!

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